Nose to the wall

I just couldn’t resist Tabata Something Else. Jeff was kind enough to coach the 8:30 session so that I could do so. I kept a little in the tank for Barbell Club.

Tabata Something Else (AMRAP – Reps)

Complete 32 intervals of 20 seconds of work followed by ten seconds of rest where the first 8 intervals are pull-ups, the second 8 are push-ups, the third 8 intervals are sit-ups, and finally, the last 8 intervals are squats.

There is no rest between exercises.

Post total reps from all 32 intervals.

I completed 45 ring pull-ups, 93 ring pushups, 100 weighted squats (45#), and 58 GHD sit-ups. I ended with sit-ups instead of squats to allow others to complete workout in order. I didn’t count 5 ring pull-ups as, you know, the reps didn’t count. Full range of motion, folks. Ring pushups went swimmingly, and I completed 15 the first round and no less than 11 any round. I feared that weighted squats would be taxing, as my quads are still somewhat sore from “Jenny.” Doing squats was good for the soul — and the quads — and I completed no less than a dozen a round. Ending with GHD sit-ups was challenging on the hamstrings. Nope, not the abs. Yup, the hamstrings.

Total = 296 reps

Barbell Club

A: Front Squat (1 and 1/4s 5×3-4 sets)
I completed sets @ 95, 135, 145, 155, & 165#. I was confused as I thought we were to complete 5 sets of 3 or 4 reps, but James instructed us to completed sets of 5 reps. And 1 and 1/4s are freaking tough. I like when James says, “Good, Paul.” I would like it better if there was an occasional exclamation point. Just saying. Just saying! (Hear the difference?)
B1: Wall Walk (5 reps)
B2: Turkish Get Up (6 reps)
Rest 2 min between sets
Uhm, we started with TGUs and then did wall walks. Huh? I asked to complete TGUs with barbell instead of 53# KB. Knowing that barbell TGUs are much more challenging, I used a 15# bar with 15# plates for a total of 45#. Shit felt heavy. I noticed that I hold my breath until I stand to full extension, and then hold my breath until I finish TGU. That works for me. James instructed to to not only touch our chest to the wall, but to also touch our nose to the wall. I did so, and it smelled like Teen Spirit.
I did not completed Heavy Fran. You have to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away and know when to run.
I ran. I ran so far away.

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